Do You want to stitch a snow globe?

Looking for a quick, easy project to make during this busy time of year? Of course you are! This snow globe is a simple and inexpensive (yay!) project to make. You’ll need your finished project, clear cellophane wrap, a hoop that will fit your project, fake snow, and some glue and scissors (not shown). You’llContinue reading “Do You want to stitch a snow globe?”

Festival of the Lost

I swear, everything I make is not Bungie related. That being said, they came out with their trailer for their Festival of the Lost, and boom, next thing I knew I was spending a couple of hours whipping up a chart for their latest emblem. (You know what they say, resistance is futile and allContinue reading “Festival of the Lost”

Moment of Triumph

 Back when I decided to make this Destiny cross-stitch, I had no idea just A.) how long it would take and B.) how difficult working with a single color is. (I mean, it’s like yaaaaawn.) That being said, this is my largest Destiny cross-stitch to date, overthrowing the Cross-Stitch of Doom that started the tripContinue reading “Moment of Triumph”

Creating a Division (cross-stitch)

Lately, the burnout has been real. The Light World seems never-ending and the commission piece I’m working on is a large project, so you know that my brain was scrambling to come up with something else to do. Cue this project. I’ve been wanting to make this for several months, but I wanted a smallerContinue reading “Creating a Division (cross-stitch)”

I’m sensing a pattern here…

One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked is, “What program do you use to make your patterns?” so I figure it’s well past time for me to actually, you know, write a blog post about it. The simple answer is, I use STOIK Stitch Creator 4. The question that should come afterContinue reading “I’m sensing a pattern here…”

Like taking (Crimson) candy from a baby

  Another day, another Destiny craft. Really, it’s not my fault that Bungie makes things that call to my cross-stitching soul. But, if you want to be subtly geeky on Valentine’s Day, this pattern works because to the average person, it’ll look like a heart with a design on it. To the Destiny playing person,Continue reading “Like taking (Crimson) candy from a baby”

How to Cross-Stitch (in 4 simple steps)

Get your thread readyFirst, cut off a length of thread to work with, typically about 18 inches (unless you’re using the loop method). Most patterns will tell you the number of strands to use on the chart you’re using. If it doesn’t, it’s generally assumed that you should use two strands. DMC thread comes withContinue reading “How to Cross-Stitch (in 4 simple steps)”